Easter and chocolate – yummo!

With Easter, naturally comes chocolate. And here at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, we LOVE chocolate. We love chocolate so much, that in the Easter holidays we are going to be hosting ‘Chocolate Week’!!

Come join us in Airlie Beach for some deliciously decadent chocolatey fun from April 1 – 7, 2017.

To get in the spirit of Easter (and enjoy a little pre-Easter chocolate!), we’ve created an Easter-themed board on Pinterest full of Easter crafts, games, foods, and chocolate recipes…

easter bunny crayons make your own gift easy recycled Easter bunny crayons

What an adorable Easter gift that doesn’t revolve around chocolate!

How to make Easter bunny crayons

– Buy (or recycle) some crayons and a silicon bunny shaped mould.

– Break the crayons into small pieces, and place a mixture of colours in the baking tray filling each mould to the top.

– Bake at 300°F or 150°C for 10 minutes.

– Let them cool completely before taking them out of the moulds, then package them up as a sweet gift for Easter.

Bunny footprints

bunny footprintsStart a sweet new Easter tradition to keep the magic of Easter alive. Long after the chocolates have been forgotten, they will remember following a little trail of bunny footprints throughout the house.

You can draw a short track straight from the door to the Easter baskets, or you could have a bit of fun and create a bunny hunt throughout the house, finishing with the eggs hidden in a secret hiding spot!

How to create bunny footprints

– cut out a stencil with a stanley knife

– lay stencil on floor and dust with flour

Alternatively, you could create a footprint with your fingertips alone. Use your thumb for the big pad print, and your index,middle and ring fingers as the three toes.

European Easter tree centrepiece

Europan easter tree pussy willow eggs decorationsA table centrepiece with European heritage, this can become a family tradition, a place to showcase the Easter crafts, and a centrepiece for the dining table for the Easter season.

Branches of pussy willow, with its sweet little furry buds create the perfect place to hang a selection of hand-painted Easter eggs and other Easter crafts. (For more egg tips including how to create blown out eggs, and various painting/decorating methods, see our board!)

Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free chocolate croissants

gluten-free dairy-free egg-free chocolate croissantWith so many people developing food allergies and having specific dietary requirements these days, it would be remiss of us not to include a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free chocolate recipe for you to enjoy.

These chocolate croissants look just divine, can’t wait to give them a go!

Click on the image and follow the links through Pinterest for the full recipe.

Showstopper Speckled Egg Cake

Speckled egg cakeThis extravagant looking masterpiece is actually really easy to make! In fact you don’t even have to make the cake, you can use a store bought cake just as easily to save time (and/or your sanity).

You might want to add an extra layer of icing to the cake to make sticking the easter eggs on easier. Speckled, candy coated birds egg chocolates look the most impressive with their pastel speckly appearance.

Place the cake on the presentation plate or stand before decorating. Working in layers, start at the top in the middle and create concentric circles of eggs until you reach the bottom of the cake. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Chocolate spoons

Chocolate spoonsA fun and easy Easter chocolate treat to make with the kids. Perfect as a gift for friends or teachers, especially to go with a mug and packet of hot chocolate.

Making chocolate spoons

– Get some good quality chocolate. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave in 20 second intervals stirring in between (or in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove). When the chocolate is 80% melted, remove from the heat and continue to stir until all melted and smooth.

– Line up the spoons on a sturdy baking sheet, Rest your spoon handles on a book to level the bowls while filling.

– Fill each spoon to about 80% full.

– Decorate with your choice of sprinkles, cachous, or other tiny lollies.

– Place the baking sheet in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes or until set.

Wrapped in plastic and tied with a ribbon, your chocolate spoons are now ready for gifting!

One 200g pack of chocolate will be enough for about 25 spoons.

Want more Easter ideas?


View the whole Easter Pinterest Board here.

Follow BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort on Pinterest here.

Have fun!!